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DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
Fairplex - Pomona, CA
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DRC TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2015
More than 70 demonstrations and exhibits
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Maximum Mobility and Manipulation
Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
DRC Competing Teams
STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math)
ROBOTICS
DRC FINALS
THE ROBOT AND THE OPERATOR
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN
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Cloud and Crowd Resources
Onsite operators can leverage extensive remote computing and crowd (people) resources
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Wireless Communication
With the communications cord gone, DARPA will also intentionally degrade the wireless link between the robot and the operator by adding latency and interrupting communications
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Operator Supervision
Humans will remotely observe information from robot sensors and supervise robot activity
Atlas Gets an Upgrade
Atlas Updates for the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
75 Percent New
Wireless Communication
Onboard Power

The Robots Come to California June 5-6

Will you be there when the robots face off?
Twenty-five of the top robotics organizations in the world will gather to compete for $3.5 million in prizes as they attempt a simulated disaster-response course. The event is free to attend and open to the public. It takes place at Fairplex (home of the LA County Fair) in Pomona, California, just east of downtown Los Angeles.

10 DAYS UNTIL THE DRC FINALS

Welcome to
The DARPA Robotics Challenge

The DRC is a competition of robot systems and software teams vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters. It was designed to be extremely difficult. Participating teams, representing some of the most advanced robotics research and development organizations in the world, are collaborating and innovating on a very short timeline to develop the hardware, software, sensors, and human-machine control interfaces that will enable their robots to complete a series of challenge tasks selected by DARPA for their relevance to disaster response.

The DRC Finals will take place from June 5-6, 2015 at Fairplex in Pomona, California. The DRC Finals will require robots to attempt a circuit of consecutive physical tasks, with degraded communications between the robots and their operators; the winning team will receive a $2 million grand prize; DARPA plans to award $1 million to the runner-up and $500,000 to the third-place team.

Technologies resulting from the DRC will transform the field of robotics and catapult forward development of robots featuring task-level autonomy that can operate in the hazardous, degraded conditions common in disaster zones.

ATLAS Updates for the DRC Finals

The Atlas robot was redesigned for the DRC by Boston Dynamics, with the goal of improving power efficiency to better support battery operation. Approximately 75 percent of the robot was rebuilt; only the lower legs and feet were carried over from the original design. The upgraded robot will be used by up to seven teams competing in the Finals.